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Directions : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/ error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of that part with error as your answer. If there is ‘No error’, mark (5) as your answer

1. Institutions of repute (1)/ will have students and faculty (2)/ representing the diversity (3)/ of the state. (4) No error (5)
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2. Cristiana Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid beat Juventus (1)/ in a memorable Champions League final (2)/ full of verve and brilliant goals on Saturday (3)/ the Spaniards win the title for the third time. (4) No error (5)
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3. Nuts are power-packed (1)/ by bioactive nutrients and antioxidants, (2)/ and protect against cancer, (3)/ cardiovascular disease and inflammation. (4) No error (5)
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4. British and world leaders condemned the London attack on Sunday, (1)/ reacting with both outrage and solidarity, (2)/ as Pope Francis urged believers (3)/ to prey for the victims. (4) No error (5)
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5. The Seventh Pay Commission (1)/ recommended doing along (2)/ or merging (3)/ certain allowances. (4) No error (5)
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Directions:  Which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), and (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase underlined in the sentence to make it grammatically correct? If there is no error mark (5) No correction required as your answer

6. The mechanic located the fault immediately being an expert
1) The mechanic located the fault being an expert immediately.
2) The mechanic located being an expert the fault immediately.
3) The mechanic being an expert the fault located immediately.
4) The mechanic, being an expert located the fault immediately.
5) No correction required
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7. The movie was shot entirely location in Italy. 
1) The movie was shot entirely in location in Italy.
2) The movie was entirely shot in location in Italy.
3) The movie was shot entirely on location in Italy.
4) The movie on location was shot entirely in Italy.
5) No correction required
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8. Self-doubt began to gnaw at her confidence. 
1) Self-doubt began to gnaw away at her confidence.
2) Self-doubt began to gnaw down in her confidence.
3) Self-doubt began to gnaw aside at her confidence.
4) Self-doubt began to gnaw in her confidence.
5) No correction required
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9. The purpose of the book is to provide a complete guide too the university.
1) The purpose of the book is providing a complete guide to the university.
2) The purpose of the book is to provide a complete guide to the university.
3) The purpose of the book is for providing a complete guide to the university.
4) The purpose of the book is to provide a complete guide for the university.
5) No correction required
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10. He tried to pushing his hand through the gap.
1) He tried push his hand through the gap.
2) He tried pushing to his hand through the gap.
3) He tried his hand to pushing through the gap.
4) He tried to push his hand through the gap.
5) No correction required
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Directions : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below
A) Apart from the cryogenic engine designated C25; carrying about 28 tonnes of propellants, it has two solid strap-on motors (S200) and a core liquid booster (L110).

B) The GSLV Mk III D1 is capable of lifting payloads of up to 4,000 kg into the GTO and 10,000 kg into the Low Earth Orbit.

C) The GSLV Mk III D1 rocket blasts off at 5.28 pm on Monday from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

D) The mission is significant as the GSLV Mk III, that weighs equivalent to the weight of five fullyloaded Boeing Jumbo Jets or as much as 200 fully grown elephants, is the heaviest rocket to be launched from our own soil.

E) Till now, Isro had to depend on foreign launchers for communication satellites weighing more than 2,300 kgs.

F) The GSLV Mk III D1 is a threestage vehicle with indigenous cryogenic upper stage engine designed to carry heavier communication satellites into the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.

11. What is the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement? 
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) F
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12. What is the THIRD sentence after rearrangement? 
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) F
5) E
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13. What is the SECOND sentence after rearrangement? 
1) A
2) B
3) D
4) E
5) F
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14. What is the FIRST sentence after rearrangement? 
1) B
2) A
3) D
4) C
5) E
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15. What is the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
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Directions: Each question below has a blank/ two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word/ set of words from the five options for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole

16. The guest speaker on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show offended the  audience by first _____ them and then refuse to moderate these ____ remarks.
1) flattering; commendable
2) haranguing; intemperate
3) praising; radical
4) enraging; conciliatory
5) accommodating; indulgent
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17. To reflect the____ of nation’s spoken languages, its writers often make use of a mixture of dialects.
1) articulation
2) intonation
3) spontaneity
4) profundity
5) heterogeneity
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18. Improvements in refrigeration and transportation in the nineteenth century ____ the _____ of available food for many families in United States.
1) slowed; distribution
2) accelerate; perishable
3) expanded; variety
4) lowered; amount
5) created; dearth
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19. A discerning publishing agent can ______ promising material from a mass of submissions, separating the good from the bad.
1) supplant
2) dramatize
3) persuade
4) winnow
5) overhaul
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20. Residents of the secluded island fear that _______ commercial development will ________their quiet way of life.
1) Widespread; reinforce
2) Waning; harm
3) Diminishing; reform
4) Encroaching; disturb
5) Further; aid
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Directions :   Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words have been printed in color  to help you locate them while answering some of the questions.

The words which occur most frequently in English are included, based on the information in the British National Corpus and the Oxford Corpus Collection. However, being frequent in the corpus alone is not enough for a word to qualify as a keyword: it may be that the word is used frequently, but only in a narrowly defined area, such as newspapers and scientific articles. In order to avoid including restricted words, we include as keywords only those words which are frequent and used in a variety of contexts. In addition, the list includes some very important words which happen not to be used frequently, even though they are very familiar to most users of English.

21. A word is qualified as a keyword based on:
1) Its frequent usage in the corpus
2) The information in the British National Corpus and the Oxford Corpus Collection
3) Its usage in scientific articles and newspapers
4) Familiarity to most users
5) Its usage in a variety of contexts
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22. Which statement is true?
a) British National Corpus and the Oxford Corpus Collection play a pivotal role in giving the information regarding the most frequently used words.
b) A word can never be considered as a keyword if it has constrained usage.
1) Only a
2) Only b
3) Both a & b
4) Neither a nor b
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23. The synonym of Corpus is:
1) Corporate
2) Business
3) Alliance
4) Body
5) Treaty
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24. The antonym of Frequently is:
1) Seldom
2) Often
3) Habit
4) Regular
5) Customary
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25. The antonym of Narrowly is:
1) Scarcely
2) Closely
3) Barely
4) Easily
5) Hardly
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Directions : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words/ phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case and mark your answer

The heat wave has taken a ____ (26) on the lives of people in Odisha. The state is witnessing temperature as high as 47 degree Celsius in many districts. Thirty four people have died in Odisha this summer due to heat stroke and exhaustion. Many areas have reported ____ (27) shortage of drinking water. Odisha is known to ____ (28) high temperatures during summer. Over the years, the temperatures have reached as high as 50 degrees Celsius. The ___ (29) temperature this year has seen water-lines going down to near dry level in lakes, ponds and wells. The combined ____ (30) is severe scarcity of drinking water in several areas. Wild animals are coming to villages for food and water. The government is currently providing drinking water through by using storage tanks.

26. 1) tol              2) ride              3) rise                 4) levy                  5) charge
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27. 1) sharp          2) acute           3) sensitive        4) keen                 5) delicate
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28. 1) practice     2) occurrence 3) experience     4) understand       5) slight
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29. 1) searing       2) burning       3) raising            4) rising                5) increase
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30. 1) net              2) product       3) session           4) measure            5) result
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English Practice set for Bank PO Online

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